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February 15TH, by Jason Tiemeier, No Comments

Pay it forward with your small business

It’s the things you do and not the things you say that make the biggest impact on your business. So, when you’ve obtained some amount of success with your business, it is important to pay it forward to the clients, customers, and community that have supported you. No act is too small and the kindness and generosity you bestow on others make a big statement about you and your commitment to the people you serve. Here are some ways that a small business can pay it forward in the community.

Sponsor a Youth Sports Team

If you want to get involved in your community, consider sponsoring a local youth sports team. You might even get your name on the back of a team t-shirt.

Donate Your Own Products or Services to a Cause

You could share your products or services with individuals or local charitable organizations that could use them.

Let Students Shadow You

Invite local students to shadow you and learn more about your business.

Create a Free eBook/Publication for Your Clients

Be willing to occasionally share your expertise free of charge with those people that invest in you.

Host a Customer Appreciation Event

Open up your office to host a customer appreciation event. It is a great way to say “thanks” and an opportunity to get people in your door by providing free food or discounts on your services.

Give Out Free Gifts with Purchase

You can surprise customers by including a free gift with their purchase or contract.

Endorse Someone on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a valuable tool for any employer. Show confidence in the skills and abilities of those you’ve worked with through your endorsement.

Provide Lunch for Your Support Team

Whoever it may be (a business partner, colleague, or spouse), do something thoughtful for your support team like providing lunch to show your appreciation for them.

Serve at a Soup Kitchen

Head to a local soup kitchen to serve community members in need by serving a warm meal.

Expressing gratitude doesn’t have to be a financial burden or a major time commitment. Heritage Office Suites encourages you to take time this month to pay it forward, give thanks to the people that support you, and make an impact on someone else’s life.

Source: Small Business TRENDS

Written by: Heritage Office Suites

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